[openstack-dev] [tc][election] Question for candidates: How do you think we can make our community more inclusive?
doug at doughellmann.com
Fri Oct 13 17:52:56 UTC 2017
Excerpts from Amrith Kumar's message of 2017-10-13 13:32:54 -0400:
> Some months back I looked at a slide that Thierry showed at a meeting;
> it showed contributor statistics and it showed that there were a large
> number of contributors who made exactly 1 commit which sometimes got
> merged, but there was a huge drop off from 1 commit to 2 commits!
> So I got to thinking about what could cause that and how one could get
> to the second commit (once you're hooked, you are hooked!).
> To that end, I tried to give priority to first time committers; if I
> saw a commit that said "New Contributor", I try to not only thank them
> for it, but also be much more responsive. I hope that helped at least
> one contributor go from 1st commit to 2nd commit.
This is a great point. It's easy to find new contributors because
we have a bot that drops a welcome message on their patch, and
gerrit can query by reviewer:
> Other than that, working (with Dims) trying to take up a number of
> initiatives that bring new contributors to OpenStack including
> - speaking to university students (a project I proposed a while back
> called OpenStack in the classroom)
> - making presentations at Summit(s) meetups, and any other place which
> will have us to tell people about OpenStack.
> - participate (as a mentor) in the OpenStack mentorship program, the
> Women of OpenStack program, and a myriad of other non-OpenStack
> community development programs
> Shameless plug for Dims & my presentation at Summit in Sydney about
> contributing to OpenStack .
> Thanks for the question!
>  http://openstack.markmail.org/thread/qadfotwkoj6alivj
>  https://www.openstack.org/summit/sydney-2017/summit-schedule/events/19116/getting-started-with-contributing-to-openstack-dos-and-donts
> On Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Flavio Percoco <flavio at redhat.com> wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > Some of you, TC candidates, expressed concerns about diversity and
> > inclusiveness
> > (or inclusivity, depending on your taste) in your candidacy. I believe this
> > is a
> > broad, and some times ill-used, topic so, I'd like to know, from y'all, how
> > you
> > think we could make our community more inclusive. What areas would you
> > improve
> > first?
> > Thank you,
> > Flavio
> > --
> > @flaper87
> > Flavio Percoco
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